Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

The journey of a thousand vampires begins with but a single tree.

Vampires — at least in this movie — are a lot like ninjas. Both like the shadows, can theoretically kill you silently and in the blink of an eye, and the more there are of them, the easier it is to kill them. Go toe to toe with one vampire — or ninja — and you’re lucky to escape with your life. Find yourself surrounded by three dozen of them, taking them all down will be about as easy as swatting a bunch of flies.

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Captain America

The Captain of the comics versus the Captain of the silver screen.

By some strange coincidence, Captain America looks exactly like the Human Torch. I’m making fun of Marvel just a little — they’d promised a while back that they would have complete continuity among all their movies, probably in preparation for all the Avengers tie-ins, so it amuses me that they cast the same actor as two utterly different major Marvel characters. I have no idea how they’ll explain the coming debacle that is The Amazing Spider-Man. They showed previews, and the entire audience looked vaguely uncomfortable and/or confused. I know I was.
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